Here’s how to fast-track your plant identification skills and wild edible plant knowledge so you can quickly become a safe, confident forager.

When I started out foraging, I found it excruciating not being able to identify wild edible plants correctly.

It took me months of trawling through my library’s natural history section, flipping through every wildflower identification guide I could get my hands on.

There were photo books, books with watercolours and line drawings.

And one called a ‘flower key’ with virtually no pictures but lots of text, so I thought it must be really important.

My early days of identifying wild food plants were nothing short of frustrating.

If you can relate to this problem, then I have the solution.

The Eatweeds Academy is the quick-start way to dramatically increase your plant identification skills and foraging knowledge.

Combining video, photos and text, you’ll discover the forgotten stories and lost knowledge of over 50 wild food plants.

The structure of the membership allows you to follow the plants through the different seasons and in numerous habitats, between March and October.

The membership is suitable if you live in Britain, Northern Europe or another temperate region.

Imagine what it would be like to pop outside your front door and confidently pick your next meal from the huge number of wild edible plants that are available.

Introducing Robin Harford, one of the UK’s foremost authorities on foraging.

Hi there, I’m Robin Harford and I have been running my wild food foraging school, full-time, since 2008.

I’m also the author of the bestselling foraging book, Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland as well as five other foraging books.

I have foraged daily for over 20 years, and I have rolled back the historical record of the wild food plants of Britain and Northern Europe.

I was mentored by a foraging grandmaster called Marcus Harrison. The person that Ray Mears and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall would consult with when making their TV programmes. 

After spending years in the British Library pouring over old manuscripts, some dating back as far as the 11th century, Marcus passed on much of his knowledge to me.

Taking up where his work left off, I have slowly unearthed the forgotten knowledge of how we used wild edible plants in the past.

Tastes that have been enjoyed throughout history at the kitchen tables of people, everywhere.

Many believe my knowledge is exceptional, like Michelin chef Richard Corrigan who said this about my work, when recommending this website (Eatweeds) for inclusion in The Times 50 top websites for food and drink: 

‘Robin Harford is so passionate about foraging, it’s infectious. What he doesn’t know about, it isn’t worth knowing about.’

Richard Corrigan

I have been known as ‘the quiet influencer’, and am one of the top foragers in the country that many foraging instructors learn from.

Yet the chances are you may never have heard of me, and until recently you could hardly find a photo or video of me online.

My books and in-person courses are hugely respected and held in high esteem by those who are lucky enough to come across them.

Here’s what the press say:

  • ‘Highly rated’ – The Guardian
  • ‘One of Britain’s most dedicated foragers’ – The Lady
  • ‘A revelation!’ – BBC Good Food Magazine

And Naomi Cleaver, the Channel 4 & Sky Presenter said this after attending one of my courses:

‘We absolutely loved the course: fascinating and deeply therapeutic. Robin is a brilliant communicator.’

Naomi Cleaver

My public foraging courses attract students come all walks of life, from city dwellers, country lovers, botanists, herbalists, gardeners, horticulturists and naturalists.

And I have privately taught members of the armed forces, management teams at billion dollar tech companies, royalty to celebrity chefs.

The Eatweeds Academy gives you the confidence to easily identify wild edible plants and become an extremely knowledgeable forager.

Over 10 months, you get access to a trusted, online learning community that builds into a huge library of plant knowledge.

Identify plants quickly and easily. My unique way of teaching plant identification makes it quick, easy and painless to get up to speed as a competent forager.

Community circle catch-ups. I’ll be running regular community discussions via zoom. You can ask me any questions, and there’s also a considerable amount of knowledge within the community itself. So you’ll be able to get help and support from other members.

It’s like having an expert foraging teacher on speed dial on your phone. Watch and learn anytime, anywhere, on any device. Perfect for when you are out foraging in the city, hedgerow, coast, marsh, moor or woods.

A 20 year track record of teaching thousands of students how to forage. When you’ve taught as many people as I have, you know that not everyone can eat the same plants. And most foraging books don’t teach you this either.

Being a member of the Eatweeds Academy means you get my unique insight into the subtleties of the plants. Knowledge that comes from years of experience, instead of information read in a book.

Back in 2019 I had a private online teaching community called Gather, at its height it had over a thousand students. Many went on to become extraordinary foraging teachers in their own right.

Here’s what a few had to say about their experience:

‘A community encouraging insight, and an amazing Mentor. My awareness of the ecosystem in our nature reserve has greatly improved as a result. I thank Robin for creating this community and allowing us to learn from his rich experience, and in a very fun way.’ – Michael Scott

‘I’ve often heard people say they wish they could download Robin’s brain and I think this is the closest we’re going to get!’ – Adam Reeve (foraging teacher)

‘My love of the plants and my interaction with them was given a massive boost by your knowledge. I am now starting the pre-study for a PhD in Mycology. Your enthusiasm for the world around us is infectious, thank you.’ – Pip Martin

‘An incredible asset to my foraging education!’ – Liza Jasmina Stirling (foraging teacher)

The Eatweeds Academy officially launches on Monday, 25th March 2024.

As a prelaunch special, I’m offering a reduced subscription of 8 instalments at £10 a month (£80 in total).